The National, Friday July 26th, 2013
BANK South Pacific (BSP) has given 200 satchels and lanyards to support an Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) trade and investment forum in the Solomon Islands.
The trade and investment mission will include daylong business forum, two-day trade display exhibition and on-day meetings and project site visits.
IPA will spearhead the mission, which will include business delegates from Papua New Guinea, who will discuss with stakeholders in the Solomon Islands; ways of strengthening economic partnerships in both the public and private sector in both countries.
BSP is happy to support the mission in a small way, the bank said.
IPA manager marketing and export promotion Julienne Leka-Maliaki praised BSP for the gesture.
She said: “We are expecting close to 100 delegates from PNG and a similar number from the Solomons … and so, we are excited at the prospect of facilitating these important talks.
“And the support of BSP towards this mission is commendable, given their presence in both countries”, she added.
The PNG delegation is being led by Minister for Trade Commerce and Industry Richard Maru.